Roger Waters Albums Remastered on Vinyl

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Doug Sax of The Mastering Lab with his Vinly Cutting Lathe
Doug Sax with his big Vinyl cutting lathe

The founder of The Mastering Lab Doug Sax is to remaster Roger Waters albums on to vinyl so that you may hear the albums in their purest glorious form.

Doug was interviewed by The Absolute Sound/Hi-Fi+ Guide to Vinyl Playback where he was asked about how vinyl technology had changed.

Doug responded, “As far as the LP is concerned, no. As far as what might feed the LP, yes, because now you might be feeding it from digital files, from high-resolution 192 or 96/24-bit, which supplies a very reliable and consistent source. But surprisingly the only real improvement has ostensibly been going to DMM [Direct Metal Mastering] cutting and that’s had flaws in the past—it never won audiophile support. Now, they’ve apparently fixed the flaws, and they have better copper. But for rock ’n’ roll, for high-energy music? For example, I’m going to be doing the Roger Waters albums on vinyl and they have extraordinary low end, requiring an astonishing amount of vertical modulation. We use up the full depth available on a lacquer master. You can’t do anything like that on DMM. It’s very thin; you can’t go deep. For that kind of thing it could be an absolute joke.”

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You can download the magazine and read the interview at this link. Its a large 20+MB PDF file and the interview is on page 10/11.

There was no mention in the interview about the time scale or when we can buy the finished products but make sure you get our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get further updates when available.

Source – [ Absolute Sound ]